Natalie Portman Discussed the Challenges of Method Acting for Women in Hollywood

January 10
Natalie Portman Discussed the Challenges of Method Acting for Women in Hollywood
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In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Natalie Portman shared her insights on the complexities of method acting for women.

Renowned for her intense roles, such as the physically demanding performance in “Black Swan,” where she dramatically transformed her body by shedding 20 pounds, eating a miserable, restrictive diet of almonds and carrots and training ballet for hours each day, Portman highlighted the unique challenges female actors face.

She explained her decision to avoid method acting, a technique that involves deeply immersing oneself in a character, both on and off the set. This choice, she revealed, stemmed from the practicalities and responsibilities inherent in being a woman and a mother.

Portman’s perspective, particularly in relation to her role in “May December,” sheds light on the delicate balance female actors must maintain between their demanding careers and personal lives.

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